These panko crusted pork chops are perfectly crispy and golden brown on the outside, yet tender and juicy on the inside. The deliciously seasoned panko bread crumbs are just so good and give the pork chops an incredible texture. And you won't believe how easy this recipe is to make!
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The Best Panko Pork Chops
When it comes to pork chop recipes, you won't find a better one than these panko pork chops.
The panko breaded pork chops are coated in a super crispy and crunchy breading that packs a ton of flavor. And since they're baked, the pork chops stay really tender and juicy. They're the perfect pork chops!
Plus, this is an easy-to-make dinner recipe, so it's ideal for busy weeknights. And everyone loves these panko pork chops, so you know they'll be a hit. Especially if you serve them with these red skinned mashed potatoes for the ultimate comfort food meal.
Or, for something a little healthier, serve the panko pork chops with a house salad.
Why This Recipe Works
Quick and simple to make. You only need to be hands-on for about 15 minutes, and all you have to do is bread the pork chops and let the oven take care of the rest.
Common ingredients. Everything used in this recipe is pantry staple ingredients, so you probably have everything you need on hand already to make it.
The breading. This recipe has a combination of ingreidents that create the most flavorful breading with super crispy texture that goes so well with the juicy pork chops.
Healthy recipe. These pork chops are high in lean protein, and since they're baked and not fried, there's no oil used in this delicious dinner recipe.
As I just mentioned, these panko crusted pork chops are made with really common ingredients, and those ingreidents are:
- 4 boneless pork chops, thick cut, ¾ to 1 inch
- 1 cup panko bread crumbs (Japanese style bread crumbs)
- ½ cup all-purpose flour
- 1 egg
- 4 tbsp. milk
- ½ tsp. smoked paprika
- ½ tsp. garlic powder
- ½ tsp. thyme
- 1 tsp. salt
- ½ tsp. pepper
- olive oil spray
By the way, you can use a lot of these ingredients to make this baked breaded pork chops. So you should definitely give that recipe a shot next!
How To Make Panko Crusted Pork Chops
1. Prep: Preheat the oven to 350°F (180ºC) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set up 3 bowls: one with all purpose flour, one with the eggs and milk mixed, and one with the panko breadcrumbs, paprika, garlic powder, thyme, salt, and pepper mixed.
2. Bread the pork chops: Coat the pork chops with flour and shake off the excess. Immediately dip the floured pork chops into the egg mixture. Lastly, press the pork chops in the panko breadcrumbs mixture, making sure it has a good coating of breadcrumbs on both sides.
3. Bake the pork chops: Transfer the breaded pork chops to the prepared baking sheet and spray olive oil on both sides of the pork chops. Bake them for about 20-30 minutes until crispy and cooked through. Serve warm, and enjoy!
My Tips To Make The Best Recipe
- Fully coat the pork chops on both sides with the flour and breadcrumbs. Gently press them into the bowl of breading ingreidents to make sure it sticks.
- Use thicker cut pork chops for a meatier flavor and thin pork chops to let the breading shine.
- You'll know the pork chops are cooked when they're golden brown and crispy and the internal temperature reaches 145°F checked with a meat thermometer at the thickest part.
How To Store Breaded Pork Chops
In the fridge: Put the cooked pork chops in an airtight container and keep them in the fridge for about 3-4 days.
In the freezer: Transfer the panko breaded pork chops to an airtight container or freezer-safe bag and store them in the freezer for up to 3 months.
Reheating: Put the panko breaded pork chops on a wire rack on top of a baking sheet and warm them in the oven at 350°F for about 10 minutes or until warmed through. You can also reheat them in an air fryer and heat them at 375°F for 3-4 minutes or until they reach your desired temperature.
FAQS About This Panko Crusted Pork Chops Recipe
How do you get breadcrumbs to stick to pork chops?
The best way to get breadcrumbs to stick to pork chops is to first coat them in a liquid mixture like a combination of eggs and milk. This will not only help the bread crumbs - panko breadcrumbs or regular breadcrumbs - stick to the pork chops, but it'll also impart moisture to the meat and help them stay nice and juicy.
Is it better to fry or bake breaded pork chops?
It is better to bake breaded pork chops. Baking pork chops in the oven will still make the breading mixture stay crispy and crunchy while also cooking the pork chop meat until it's super tender and juicy.
What to serve with breaded pork chops?
One of the best parts about this breaded pork chops recipe is that it goes so well with any side dish. For a complete meal, some of my favorite recipes are these Red Lobster brussel sprouts, twice baked potato casserole, and these grit cakes.
More Pork Chop Recipes To Try
- Shake and Bake pork chops
- Cream of mushroom pork chops
- French onion pork chops
- Baked BBQ pork chops
- Baked pork steaks
- Pork chop casserole
- Filipino pork adobo
- Pulled pork casserole
- Preheat the oven to 350°F (180ºC).
- Line the baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Set up 3 bowls: one with all purpose flour, one with the eggs and milk mixed, and one with the panko bread crumbs, paprika, garlic powder, thyme, salt, and pepper mixed.
- Dust pork chops with flour and shake off excess.
- Immediately dip into egg mixture.
- Next, press into the bread crumb mixture, making sure it has a good coating of breadcrumbs on both sides.
- Transfer to a baking sheet and spray olive oil on both sides of the pork chops.
- Bake for 20-30 minutes.
Serving Size:1 serving
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 411Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 0mgCarbohydrates: 34gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 32g